In the life of every person, a moment comes when he needs help and support, advice and blessing of the Heavenly Powers. Most often, such tests are related to the health problems of one's own or those close to one another, that's why people send prayers to St. Agapita Pechersky, Panteleimon the Healer. It is these saints who are most often asked for healing. Prayer to St. Panteleimon is considered a miracle, as he left an important trace in the history of Christianity as a doctor during his lifetime.
"He received a gift of healing from above ..."
The Orthodox world reveres the ancient doctor since the third century of our era. It was then that the future doctor and the great Saint Panteleimon were born. The boy's mother was a zealous Christian, his father a pagan. An early-dead mother laid the foundations of Orthodoxy in the boy's soul, which sprouted after the youth meeting with Orthodox priests. A sign of true faith for a young man was a miracle committed by the Lord through his prayers. Once the snake bitten the child, and the boy was killed. Already the deceased child lying by the road, saw the future future holy Great Martyr Panteleimon passing by. The prayer of the young doctor Jesus Christ about the salvation of the already lost child created a true miracle: the boy came to life. From that day Panteleimon understood the true faith of the one Lord, for whom he subsequently received martyrdom.
"Have mercy on me, blinded, not seeing the sweet light ..."
The glory of the wonderful doctor was ahead of him all over the earth. The more miraculous was his healing, that it was not so much from medicines as from the prayers and spiritual treatment of a saint to Heavenly patrons. The pagan father did not dare to turn to the true faith for a long time, but after a miraculous healing event he believed in Jesus Christ and accepted Christianity. A blind man, desperate to regain his sight, sincerely believed that Saint Panteleimon the Healer would save him from the disease. The young man's prayer really had strength, and the blind man began to see. However, the young doctor did not use herbs or medications, he used the power of prayer. Father Panteleimon was a witness to the occasion, which prompted him to accept the true one faith.
The doctor of human poverty
The glory of such skillful healing of a young talented doctor went throughout the city and went beyond it. Patients began to flock to the Panteleimon for healing from everywhere, where the glory of his wonderful gift came. However, having got into the hands of the Heavenly Doctor, many understood that it was not by force of medicine that St. Panteleimon healed them. The prayer for health, pronounced by the young doctor to Jesus Christ, turned out to be that miraculous potion that heals immediately and forever. Since that time, many healed people turned to Christianity as a religion, which showed its truth through deeds and deeds. The priests said that the Gentiles were "poor in spirit," for the Holy Spirit does not abide with them. After the communication and treatment of St. Panteleimon, almost all were cured of spiritual poverty by turning to the true faith.
"To die for Christ is an acquisition for me ..."
In the pagan environment, the holy doctor for a long time could not remain unnoticed. At the behest of the emperor, he was thrown into prison, after which the courageous young man was asked to renounce Jesus Christ and recognize the pagan gods. God-pleasing doctor up to the last defended the Christian faith, offering the emperor to bring to him the most desperate patient. All pagan physicians tried to heal this feeble person, calling for the help of their Gods, however their attempts were futile. Calling to the aid of the name of the Lord, Saint Panteleimon the Healer began to heal. His prayer had an effect, and the patient was completely healed. The enraged emperor ordered the execution of the young man by cutting off his head, to which he heard the answer: "To die for Christ is for me an acquisition." The great holy doctor was decapitated by the order of the emperor and received martyrdom, glorifying the name of the Lord.
Signs and beliefs about the great saint
From the moment of his death, this doctor became one of the most revered saints in Russia. The Holy Martyr Panteleimon remains the chief doctor and healer for the Orthodox for the third millennium. The church celebrates the memory of the saint on August 9. In many parts of the Christian world this saint is worshiped, not only for his physical health, he heals spiritually, the holy martyr and healer Panteleimon relieves his moral experience. Prayer, sincerely and sincerely pronounced, together with repentance in sins, relieves of illnesses in the shortest possible time. On the day of the memory of the great doctor, Orthodox Christians preferred not to undertake any work in order not to lose the intercession of the Heavenly Doctor.
Importance of the disease for an Orthodox Christian
True Orthodox believers understand that any disease comes to man not just so, but as punishment for unbelief and sins. St. Seraphim of Sarov said that there are two kinds of ailments: some people create themselves, and others the Lord sends to strengthen the faith. To distinguish one from the others is very simple: if a person constantly groans and complains of anguish, his illness is due to his sins. If the Orthodox resignedly submits suffering and thanks the Lord for the opportunity to atone for sins through sickness, then such ailments are from the Lord. Often the Lord sends illnesses to man to stop, rethink his life, repent, take communion and return to the path of true faith. In the event that a person himself does not heed the signs of God, then illnesses are sent to the people closest to him and dear to him. Often, when a sinner correctly understands the signal sent to him, turns to the Lord and on the true path, retreats retreat. Saint Panteleimon serves as the conductor of the prayers of the sick to the Lord. The prayer for recovery, together with the request for the atonement of sins, is considered strong and effective in the Christian world.
The rules of prayer to the Heavenly Doctor
To Panteleimon the Healer is turned for help both with severe illnesses and with mild ailments. This canonized saint is considered the patron of both doctors and sick people. Prayer to St. Panteleimon, as pronounced in the temple, and at home near his face, is considered equally strong. Often believers are asked to manage the hand of a doctor who performs an operation close to him or adjusts treatment for the seriously ill. It is believed that never once such a request was not left without an answer: it is necessary to pray sincerely, from the heart. The Holy Great Martyr Panteleimon helps even in the most difficult and seemingly hopeless cases. The priests say that one should only believe in the Lord and his mercy, while praying should not only Panteleimon the healer, but also Jesus Christ, the Virgin and other saints.
"The Lord works wonders ..."
Sometimes for the healing of certain diseases it is worth asking a particular saint. Heal icons of the holy Matrona, all icons of the Virgin, Savior. Instructions on which saint should be prayed for certain diseases, you can get in the temple of the clergy. To alleviate the suffering of the patient it is recommended to go to the temple, order forty for his health, put candles, buy an icon on which Saint Panteleimon is depicted. The prayer for healing is pronounced in the temple, at home, and in the hospital ward, if there is a sick person there. At the same time, priests recommend that the walls of the house, the ward and the patient be sprinkled with holy water. An icon with the face of a free doctor should be hung in a prominent place at home and in the ward, and the main thing at the same time is to sincerely believe in the help of the great holy martyr.
Miracles of Panteleimon after his death
The relics of the great holy doctor continued to show the world miracles for many centuries after the death of Panteleimon. It is believed that enough to apply to the relics, especially when they are myrrh, sincerely ask for healing, and the health will greatly improve. In Rhodes there is a monastery on the mountain, the holy Great Martyr and healer Panteleimon also gave his name, the prayer to which has a healing power in the event that the patient rises independently on the mountain on foot. Every year, tens of thousands of believers make this way in the hope of getting rid of suffering, and the great saint does not let them be deceived in expectations. A few years ago, relatives from Israel brought to this monastery a sick young man who could not walk. For two days they were able to lift him to the monastery, giving a vow to establish a cross on top of the crest in case of an unfortunate person's recovery. The patient completely healed the prayer to Saint Panteleimon, now a huge cross is erected on the top of this mountain.
Prayer request for healing
Praying for health and recovery, we should not forget that first of all we should ask the Lord for forgiveness of sins and correction of errors in behavior. Not just the clergy conducting the service requested: "...wisdom please....". Healing please, as a rule, Panteleimon the Healer, especially the most severe disease and very severe pain. In this case, read the akathist to St. Panteleimon the Healer. This long and effective prayer to St. Panteleimon is the main carer of an Orthodox Christian in the fight against illnesses and ailments. Not less effective is the prayer to the Holy great Martyr Panteleimon the sick, cure the disease, about health. Say these words: "o Lord, Almighty, Holy King, we do not womersleyi, our nispadaya and pozvolyay cast out, the body and the tribulations God, we pray Thee, our God, Thy servant (name) nemastoma visit Thy mercy, forgive him every transgression voluntary and involuntary. ".
Together with this you should also read prayers to Jesus Christ for healing: "o Lord, Almighty, Holy King...".
"You will be rewarded according to your faith ..."
The holy doctor is also treated when they want to return a lost soul to the bosom of the Orthodox Church. After all, the young healer healed not only corporeal ills, but also showed the true path to the salvation of the soul. Prayer to St. Panteleimon the Healer for the sick has miraculous power, if there is a sincere desire to receive help from Heavenly protectors, as well as faith in the mercy of the Lord.